Genevieve Gagne-Hawes

Editor

Writers House

Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips

#MSWL: right about now we all need to get lost in a story that's positive, escapist, and fun. Ideally with strong women at its center. Be it a romp, a romance, a literary thriller -- send books that will carry us away. Submission guidelines here: pw.org/literary_agent…

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips

#MSWL for updates or new creative takes on classic literary novels that *aren't* Jane Austen books. Where my Bronte lovers at?

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips

Women who aren't what you expect, who have strong or indelible (not necessarily likable) voices. Again, in lit fic or commercial women's fiction; also YA and MG. #MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips

Dipping briefly into #MSWL day on behalf of Amy Berkower. We'd love to see vivid and precise portraits of a small town that's off the expected track. So many novels are set in Manhattan or the Bay Area. Wld love lit fic that brings an unexpected location to life.

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips

there is one hundred percent a novel about these ladies waiting to be written and I am here to read it. #MSWL
nytimes.com/2019/06/07/rea…

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips

A literary novel about any of these women; their relationships; the 1950s New York art scene in general ... GIVE IT TO ME #mswl newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips
Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips

This (terrifying!) story would be incredible inspiration for a novel. #mswl thecut.com/2018/11/the-ha…

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips
Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips
Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips
Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips

A more abstract #MSWL, but I loved this story about the last Blockbusters of Alaska and the role they played in their communities. I'd love to see a literary novel, YA or adult, that focuses on these social shifts due to technology.

theringer.com/movies/2018/7/…

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips
Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips

#MSWL Would totally love a novel with the light spirit and sweet heart of "Set It Up" (Reader, I watched it). Maybe something not set in NYC, but another city with a young professional class, where the setting could be part of the story.

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips

#antiMSWL check-in: Amy Berkower is not actively acquiring picture books, nonfiction (including memoirs), or poetry -- we've been getting a lot of queries in all three categories lately, and I hate to waste folks' time. #querytips #MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips
Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
@genevievejude
Editor
Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
28 MSWL
20 Queries
35 Tips

Personal preference, but if you're going to write/pitch a #MeToo novel, I'd prefer ones that don't center the experiences of the harasser as the most central/essential part of the story. #antimswl #MSWL